Installation Instructions

 

Installation Instructions

Grass UK can provide you with a complete supply and installation service, from measurement, ground clearance, levelling, preparation and laying. If you’d prefer to do it yourself then please follow our guide below:

Preparation

  • Remove natural grass lawn with turf cutter or flat spade (ref. to fig.1 below)
  • Dig down approximately to a depth of 40mm below the desired surface level
  • Apply weed killer to the levelled surface (optional but recommended)
  • To infill,spread and level sharp sand and compact with a wacker plate to the desired level (ref. to fig. 2 below)
  • On completion, grade to desired levels with a straightedge
  • Cover the whole area with Geotextile or similar permeable membrane (optional but recommended).

Laying Your Grass

  • Roll out the artificial grass to the desired length and cut with Stanley knife (ref. to fig. 3 below)
  • Trim off tape at carpet edge by carefully removing one row of stiches using a Stanley knife or similar, cutting from the underside
  • Check and ensure the grass is flat and there are no ripples on the surface.
  • Repeat with the next roll and carefully butt up to the first roll, ensuring a close joint.
  • Carefully pull the joints open to about 30cms on each side, avoiding moving the carpet.
  • Lay seaming tape between each roll and apply adhesive.
  • Carefully fold back each side of the joint and ensure an accurate seam. (ref. to fig. 4 below)
  • Repeat this for all the other edges where they join.
  • On completion gently walk along each seam to ensure a good contact with the adhesive and, on hands and knees, carefully work down the seam and tease out any trapped fibres, gently brushing up by hand as you go.

Finishing

  • Complete installation by fixing the edges with 150mms galvanised nails, set at 100mms centres. The nails should be hammered down until the nail head just touches the carpet base without pulling it down. The fibres can then be teased up over the nail head to conceal it.


Cutting out old turf before laying Grass Uk artifical grass

Fig. 1

Cutting out old turf before laying Grass Uk artifical grass.

Levelling off and using whacker plate ready for artificial grass

Fig. 2

Levelling off and using whacker plate ready for artificial grass.

Rolling out Grass UK artificial grass onto prepared area

Fig. 3

Rolling out Grass UK artificial grass onto prepared area.

Using glue on joining tape to join two strips of artificial grass

Fig. 4

Using glue on joining tape to join two strips of artificial grass.

Need a Quote?

if you would like us to quote for our full installation service please give us a call.

01707 386 134